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What The Lady Wants (The Little Lady Agency #3)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  4,170 ratings  ·  314 reviews
Hester Browne is back with another tale of high jinks in high society, featuring the heroine of 'The Little Lady Agency': Melissa Romney-Jones, and her sultry alter-ego - Honey.
Paperback, 454 pages
Published May 29th 2008 by Hodder (first published February 5th 2008)
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When I first began reading this series, I just knew that Nelson was the guy Melissa. But when the first book ended, I appreciated the fact that the author didn't go for the obvious, and Jonathan was a great, if kind of stiff, guy. He stood up to her father, and that won me over. I felt a hum of anticipation in the second, when Melissa came back from America, and her and Nelson had a moment....but then Jonathan re-enters, giving up his...more
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Mar 31, 2012 Ann rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ann by: Kathryn
Book III in the Little Lady Agency series!

I've loved the first two books in the series and this one does not disappoint!

Here, Melissa's work focuses less on the variety of men she helps and more on one specific client - a client that is delightfully amusing to read about and adds to Mel's growth and arc as well.

Mel's relationships also grow and change. She becomes an Aunt, is in the processes of relocating to be with Johnathan, and has to deal with leaving darling Nelson in London.

But, of course...more
I wavered between 4.5 and 5 stars on this one but overall I just have such warm-fuzzies when I think about it, and I did love reading it, so I decided, in the spirit of Melissa, to be generous ;-) This is a worthy addition to Hester Browne's delightful, well-written, warmhearted and witty "Little Lady Agency" series in which the Honey side of Melissa must try to help a handsome prince find the beauty of good manners and in respecting women on a more intellectual level (which, of course, includes...more
This wasn't nearly as good as the first book. And while it was fun to catch up on 'the little lady' and her revolving-door of a love life it was a bit annoying to have every innuendo spelled out for the reader in this latest version of life in GB.
Like the author I care about what happens to the unpredictable and sassy heroine, although Ms. Browne gives us a very uninspired ending for Melissa Romney-Jones. This final installment offers a number of questionable plot twists toward a very predictab...more
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Why do I keep picking up crap I know I am just going to complain about later? That is defiantly my weakness when I have a library card to a library with loads of new books. I am defiantly attracted to them. So even if it’s a continuation of a story I didn’t really care about in the first place, I still read them. God, I read this book so long ago, what even happened? The girl and the dude who was kind of an ass broke up. And that was it! Kind of strange, but that part I liked. Girl finally reali...more
Keith Chawgo
Hester Browne finishes her 'Little Lady Agency book with this light romantic chick Lit summer read.

Melissa, Nelson and company find themselves in various romantic misadventures that finally lends itself to the finish that every reader of these books most definitely roots for.

Hester Browne captures London life and the middle classes in a very light breezy way and as you go from misadventure to the next, you can't help but smile at the forthcoming predicaments that take place.

The characters are l...more
I finished this book this morning. It was another good one by Hester Browne. Her character Mel has just the right amount of spunk, attitude, glamour and personality to keep you turning the pages. LOVED IT! This is the 3rd book in her Little Lady Agency series and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a easy fun read. :)
Elizabeth Ray
Yay! I finished the first book for my shelf sweep challenge this month!

This is the third book in The Little Lady Agency series. I loved book one, but found book two lacking in actual plot and somewhat boring. I am happy to say that Hester Browne got her groove back with book number 3! There is a lot more action going on.

Melissa is continuing to run her agency, while visiting Jonathan every weekend in Paris, where he wants her to move to. She has been given the task of turning Prince Nicky into...more
Veronica Widya
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Reviewed by Lissa Staley
Posted January 14, 2008

Romance Chick-Lit | Contemporary Chick Lit

Melissa Romney-Jones is a London woman who runs her own business as a consultant to help single men with a variety of specialized tasks aimed at cleaning up their lives, their wardrobes and their manners. She is not, as some critics claim, a freelance girlfriend, although she has been known to put on a wig and an outrageous dress to accompany a client through a tricky business dinner.

Mel is newly engaged...more
this is the bad thing when buying at book sales: you never know if the book is a stand-alone story or part of a series.. i found this book while perusing for more luanne rice and got intrigued by its enchanting title and cover.. the summary just confirmed that i should buy it…

the little lady agency and the prince is the third (not sure if the last) in the little lady series.. i haven’t read the first two (the little lady agency; little lady, big apple), but i might scrounge bookstores for copies...more
TLLA and the Prince is the third installment in the Little Lady Agency series. I have really enjoyed Browne's series and find her characters very interesting. Even though it has been awhile since I read the Browne's second installment, I jumped right back into the story and enjoyed the continuity of some of the more lovable traits of the main characters.

Without giving anything away, I was not completely on board with the ending of the novel. Though it was very predictable (I had it figured out...more
FINALLY Melissa finds the life she deserves. She's a sweet, charming, and naive woman but she finally gets what she wants. I couldn't have wished for a better ending to this series.
Book Description by Amazon:
Melissa Romney-Jones, recently returned from New York, where she got engaged in the last installment (Little Lady, Big Apple) to handsome Jonathan Riley, is a proper British fixer for the romantically impaired. Now she's knee-deep in royal slime after she agrees to turn smarmy prince Nicola...more
Chev E
Finally, the end and the answer to the big question-does Melissa end up with Jonathan and if not, who does she end up with? If you want to know the answer, you're going to have to read almost the whole book, but there are plenty of hints in all 3 books so if you have half a brain and you've read chic lit you'll be able to figure it out. In Book 2, Melissa dumped Jonathan because he wanted her to change who she was (or something like that) and then took him back when he apologized with a ring. No...more
I read this book at the same time as Queen Of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot, and there are some remarkable parallels between the two!
Both are the third book in their respective trilogies.
At the end of the previous books, both heroines had broken up with their boyfriends, but then got back together after receiving surprise proposals.
In both books, even though they are engaged, when they start thinking about arranging their weddings they wind up with hives (Queen of Babble) and hot flushes (Lit...more
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Julianne Bailey
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On the one hand, this book was really fun to read. On the other hand, I think every time I turned a page, feminism died a little bit. There were a lot of chick lit clichés to ignore (about the heroine's figure and her attitude toward it/ignorance of its true appeal, to say nothing of which guy she would eventually end up with), but it was so amusingly written. Few books have left me feeling so conflicted. I know this is one of a series; maybe I'd feel more resolved about it if I'd actually start...more
I absolutely adored this series! It's refreshing how the heroine is portrayed as innocent and a bit naive, who doesn't get innuendos thrown in by her lovely friends. I've been reading a lot of chick lit, and the girls are usually blunt and cuss like there's no tomorrow (albeit in a joking manner). I don't really have a problem with those, though. I just really like how Mel is the first (so far) chick lit protagonist I've ever encountered who's a sweetheart and have perfect manners.
Another thing...more
Jun 28, 2009 Michelle rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Honey and Nelson
Shelves: 2009, fluff-n-stuff
Just a warning: If you haven't already read the first two Little Lady Agency books, you may want to hold off reading this review - that is unless you don't mind a bit of a spoiler - I'll try to keep things to a minimum, but BEWARE.

Okay, onto the story. Melissa is back as The Little Lady who can solve any problem. No bachelor too scruffy, no family crisis too daunting - she's there to sort it all out. Her reputation has spread so much that she is hired to help Prince Nicolas clean up his bad boy...more
I'll admit it: I like a good chick-lit novel (although I abhor the label). Hester Browne writes charming, light stories with characters that feel real. This particular series is charming--Melissa finds herself at the mercy of her crazy family and decides to put her foot down and seize her independence by starting a business doing what she does best: helping people (especially single men) get their lives straightened out. In this final installment of the series, Melissa is engaged to Jonathan and...more
Whereas I didn't mind the first two books (they were mildly entertaining and quite peculiar) this one made me not like the series much. It's not anything I can quite put my finger on, just personally didn't resonate with me. The ending was so easy to predict, since about book one, that it ruined the story a little when my prediction became truth. But it is an entertaining love story. But I am not a fan of love stories. So, while I don't quite regret reading this, I can't say that I spent my time...more
Mar 31, 2008 Jeanne rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves chick lit
Shelves: chick-lit
Melissa Romney Jones aka Honey Blennerhesket is back! The Little Lady Agency is still immensely successful, and Melissa is now engaged to her fabulous former client, sexy American Jonathan. So what could go wrong?

Well, Jonathan's working in Paris and has some expectations for Melissa. He wants her to start a new business with him in Paris. But Melissa can't give up the LLA. Who will help the hapless and helpless bachelors of London? Especially Nicky, the playboy prince that Melissa just acquired...more
I didn't realize that this book was actually the third in the series, and not the second (which I didn't read) until after I finished reading it. Apparently I didn't miss much since I was able to keep up.

I enjoyed this book more than the The Little Lady Agency because Melissa wasn't as much of a spineless jellyfish like in the first. Prince Nicky was a great addition to the cast of characters and their banter was amusing.

Of course Nelson was in the story, and like in the first book, I loved him...more
I was honestly sad to finish this series. Melissa's grandmother convinces her to take on a new client: Pince Nicolas von Helsing-Alaxandros. Between trying to reform the notorious playboy prince and dealing with her crazy family (Emery has a baby!) and their ever ridiculous problems, Melissa has her hands full. (And that's not even mentioning keeping up with her new fiance).

Throughout the series I think I fell most in love with the odd Romney-Jones family dynamic. The introduction of Nanny Ag,...more
Michelle Molinari
For a strong, independent, entrepreneur woman, Melissa/Honey sure is letting all the men in these books boss her around. Quite frankly I think she should tell them all to shove it and get back to focusing on herself.
I did enjoy this book better than the second and the first is still the best but I understand once she gets her man, the story line needs to be changed up each time. I just don't like how changing the mens' personalities completely accomplishes this. If I'm to believe she's a strong...more
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Hester Browne was born in England's Lake District, read English at Trinity College, Cambridge, and worked as a fiction editor before leaving publishing to write full time. She enjoys Scottish reeling, driving, baking, and trawling eBay for estate sale bargains. She doesn't enjoy hot weather, tax returns, or any talent programme where people have to plead to be allowed to juggle flaming chainsaws o...more
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